Doing urban research in China
Francesca Governa and Angelo Sampieri
In Ramondetti, The Enriched Field: Urbanising the Central Plains of China 2022, pp. 213-222
Governa, F., & Sampieri, A. (2022). Doing urban research in China. In Ramondetti, L., The enriched fied: Urbanising the Central Plains of China, (pp. 213-222). Basel: Birkhäuser.
This afterword to the book The Enriched Field: Urbanising the Central Plains of China discusses the methods and tools for doing urban research in contemporary China. Drawing on the work conducted by Leonardo Ramondetti, the contribution highlights the utility of conducting thick research and in-depth fieldwork, the use of iconographic material and the importance of placing Chinese urbanisation out of the ‘exceptionalism’ that has characterised most of its descriptions